Former Florida governor David Rivera was denied his liberty Monday afternoon on federal criminal charges Money laundering and representation of a foreign government without registration. Marlene Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the federal office in Miami, Florida, told The Associated Press that The former congressman was indicted by a grand jury last month “But that document is sealed and he could not talk about the matter.”
The same agency has told Rivera was arrested at the Atlanta airport and later released from jail after posting bail. After appearing in federal court.
According to the charges against Rivera and his former political advisor, Esther Nuhfer, Rivera was involved in a “conspiracy” to lobby on behalf of Venezuela. To improve his position before the United States and thus to resolve the legal dispute involving the Venezuelan oil company and to end the “conflict” between the two countries unless he registered as a foreign agent Happens.
“The purpose of the conspiracy is for the defendants to illegally enrich themselves by representing the interests of the Venezuelan government to the United States and government officials in an effort to participate in and influence political activities in the United States on behalf of the Venezuelan government.” Foreign Policy of the United States”, corroborates the allegation against Rivera and Nuhfar that was collected by the New York Post.
the indictment alleges that Rivera hosted meetings with senators, congressmen and White House officials in Washington, New York and elsewhere. to lobby on behalf of the Maduro regime, but the officials he met with were not named in the indictment.
David Rivera, who represented a Miami-area district in Congress from 2011 to 2013, signed a $50 million consultancy agreement with a Venezuelan oil company government in the early days of the Trump administration when the socialist country sought to normalize relations between the United States and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.